NEWTON (AGES 8-12)

The Newton Troupe is for young people ages 8 to 12. The Troupe produces two original musicals a year. Physical and vocal techniques, character development and dance skills are taught in the rehearsal process.

The Newton Troupe meets on Mondays at the Parish of St. Paul in Newton Highlands, 3:30-5:45 pm, with two weekend rehearsals during each session. Opening performances are at Lasell College in January and May. The Troupe then tours each show throughout the community as a social service. Enrollment is in September and January. Cost: $530 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).

AUDITIONS & ENROLLMENT

SPRING 2019 ENROLLMENT OPENS DECEMBER 3rd!

Auditions for new members: Monday January 28th Parish of St Paul, Newton Highlands by appointment

RETURNING

Returning actors (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Monday January 28th, 3:30-5:45 at the Parish of St. Paul, Newton. Please use the button below to enroll.  If you won’t be returning to the Players, or if you have questions, please contact Director Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065.

ENROLL HERE

NEW

New actor auditions will be held on Monday January 28th, 3:30-5:45 at the Parish of St. Paul, Newton. Auditions are by appointment; to schedule an audition, please call Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065. Click here for more information on the audition process. Once you have spoken to Kippy use the button below to enroll.

ENROLL HERE

REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

REHEARSALS

All Mondays, 3:00-5:45 at the Episcopal Parish of St. Paul in Newton Highlands

Additional Rehearsals:

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00-12:00 (bring a snack)At Parish of St. Paul

PRODUCTION WEEK

Monday May 13 to Friday May 17, 3:30-5:45

Monday, May 13/ 3:30-5:45 At Parish of St. Paul

Tuesday, May 14/ 3:30-5:45 At Parish of St. Paul

Wednesday, May 15/ 3:30-5:45 At Yamawaki Hall, Lasell College, Newton

Thursday,May 16/ 3:30-5:45 At Yamawaki Hall, Lasell College, Newton Open Dress at 4:30

Friday, May 17/3:30 Followed by Opening Performance at 5:30 Yamawaki Hall, Lasell

PERFORMANCES

Opening Performance:

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 Show, Yamawaki Hall, Lasell College  5:30. Actors arrive at 3:30

Touring Performance:

  • Monday  May 20, 2019, 3:30 Arrival for 4:00 Show TBD
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:30 Arrival for 4:00 show TBD

LOCATION

The Episcopal Parish of St. Paul
1135 Walnut Street, Newton Highlands
(all rehearsals and auditions)

Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell College
47 Myrtle Avenue, Newton

NEWTON TROUPE STAFF

Sally Campbell is a lifelong lover of Children’s Theatre. She is the head of the Drama Department at the Charles River Creative Arts Program where she has directed musicals and plays for many years. Sally was the Drama teacher at St. Sebastian’s School for eleven years; before that she worked for City Stage Company in Boston acting in touring shows and teaching as an Artist In Residence in  the Boston City Schools, and in Somerville and Lowell. A fun fact about Sally is that she used to be a professional clown. Sally loves directing the Newton Troupe and watching amazing kids blossom as performers and creative people.

Jeff Kimball is the Music Director for the JP and Newton troupes. Jeff is an improvisational actor and pianist, a theatrical music director, a mechanical engineer, a songwriter, a runner & cyclist, a multi-instrumentalist, and a musician/actor/educator with Urban Improv.! Jeff performs irregularly with the Phil Henry Acoustic Trio and with The Furies, a jazz duo. He is also active in various community theatre groups around Boston, and is a Music Director at ImprovBoston.

PHOTOS

TUMBLEWEED
FALL 2017

TORTOISE VS. HARE
SPRING 2017